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Gigs 2005

Here is a list of gigs that King played during 2005

JAN
Billy Cart Grande Prix, Totally Wild:  KING MARONG
BRAINZ NATIONAL TOUR:  AVALANCHES
Werribee Zoo:  KING MARONG DRUMMING WORKSHOP
Werribee Zoo:  SAFARA
Melbourne Deaflympics:  KING MARONG
Tasmanian Tour:  KING MARONG
Globe To Globe Festival:  AGORO
FEB
Community Innovations Grant Ceremony, Richmond Town Hall:  KING MARONG
AVALANCHERS BRAINZ TOUR
Corner Hotel, Richmond:  BLUE TURBAN PERCUSSION
Melbourne Zoo:   DRUM CAF 
Edinborough Gardens Community Festival:  SAFARA
Werribee Zoo:  SAFARA
Deaken University:  AGORO
Channel 10, The Burt Newton Show: KING MARONG
Geelong PEACO Festival:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
MARCH
Channel 9, The Today Show, Melbourne:  SAFARA
Manningham City Council: SAFARA
Global Gardens Festival, St Kilda:  SAFARA
Franston Community Arts Centre, Multicultural Weekend:  KING MARONG
Darebin Performing Arts Centre, Darebin Multicultural Day:  KUKUA AKUA KING MARONG
Ballarat Multicultural Day:  KUKUA AKUA KING MARONG
Surrey Hills Festival:  AGORA
‘Best In The West’ Festival, Anglers Tavern, Marybinong:  SAFARA
‘Banyule’ Festival, Heidelberg, Banyule City Council:  KING MARONG
Cultural Diversity Weekend, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Nth Fitzroy Town Hall: KING MARONG
Cultural Diversity Weekend, Multicultural Arts Victoria,  Federation Square:  KING MARONG
Channel 9 ‘Star struck’:  KING MARONG & SAFARA
APRIL
Community Workshops Belgian Avenue Community House
Collingwood Harvest Festival, Belgian Avenue Estate:  SAFARA
Intrepid Travel Store Opening, Burke St Melbourne:  SAFARA
Hotel Sofitel:  DRUM CAF 
Collingwood Childcare Centre:  KING MARONG
‘Raise the Roof’, Asia Charity Ball, St Kilda Town Hall:  KING MARONG
Abbottsford Convent Community Open Day:  KING MARONG
MAY
RMIT University:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
CERES
Old Court House Theatre, Ballarat:  SAFARA
Palais Theatre, Hepburn:  WARAKO MUSICA
Esplanade Hotel, St Kilda:  SAFARA
Ballarat Lodge, Corporate Drumming Workshop:  DRUM CAF 
Korova Lounge, Ballarat:  KING MARONG & SAFARA
JUNE
Melbourne Museum, Touring Gallery:  SAFARA
Eltham Primary School:  AGORO
CERES World Music Night:  SAFARA
‘Fun For Kids’ Festival, International Children’s Festival, Warrnambool:  KING MARONG
C59 Nightclub, Warrnambool: KING MARONG & SAFARA
Moama Services Club:  DRUM CAF 
JULY
‘Blisseon’ Drum Camp, Nimbin, NSW: KING MARONG
Uki drum workshop and gig, Uki, NSW: KING MARONG
Barbukka, Collingwood:  SAFARA
AUGUST
Gingko Organic Caf , Warrandyte:  SAFARA
Banyule Winter Festival: KING MARONG
Grainery Lane Theatre, Ballarat:  KING MARONG
AFL Grand Final Parade, Melbourne:  KING MARONG
Werribee Zoo:  VALANGA KHOZA & KING MARONG
Melton Community Drumming Workshop:  KING MARONG
Bar Mitzvah, Docklands:  BLUE TURBAN PERCUSSION
Spring Racing Carnival Opening Party, Palladium, Crown Casino:  ROYAL DRUMMERS with KING MARONG
‘Lion King’ Opening Night Party, Melbourne:  ROYAL DRUMMERS with KING MARONG
SEPT
RMIT University:  SAFARA
Gingko Organic Caf , Warrandyte:  SAFARA
‘Globe To Globe’ Festival, City of Kingston: KING MARONG AND SAFARA
OCT
Melbourne International Tap Festival, Chapel off Chapel:  ASIKO
Loyola College: AGORO
Lyon Street Festival:  AGORO
Monnash City Council Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony
Ashwood Family Fun Day, City of Monash:  SAFARA
‘Singing For Water’ Festival, Melbourne:  KING MARONG
Barbukka, Collingwood:  KING MARONG & SUPER AFRO MANDINKO

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Afro Mandinko at Northcote Social Club

Afro Mandinko have a Tuesday residency at the Northcote Social Club during October and November.

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Gambia appearances to 1999

1986 – 1989 Roots & Manding band – lead djembe and vocals – Afro Manding music traditions. Bakau Sabar Ensemble – percussion – traditional Wolof music.
1989 – 1999 Roots Kunta Kinteh – lead djembe/ percussion and vocals Gambian traditional – Afro Manding Barrowulo music – combinations of Kora and drums playing rhythms from many regions of West Africa.
1990 – 1999 Wassulung Kunda Djembe School – co-ordinator and teacher – teaching drum and dance to international students from Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Germany, UK and USA.
1996 – 1999 Chossan Dance Troupe – lead percussion – Jola/Mandinka traditional drum and dance troupe.
1997- 1999 Gambian African Ballet – percussion – traditional dance ensemble.
REGULAR PERFORMANCES & FESTIVALS
Cape Point Hotel Resort
Amy’s Beach Hotel Resort
Sir William Bar and Restaurant
Novotel Hotel Resort
Kotou Bendula Restaurant and Bar
Badala Park
Kotoustran Hotel Resort
Sunwing Beach Hotel Resort
African Village Hotel Resort
Roots Coming Home Festival performance & workshops at the Gambian Independence Stadium, Bakau New Town, 1998
BB Hotel Resort
Weekly television performances with Gambia TV, 1998
Community events, including naming ceremonies, weddings, and private party functions.

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ABC review – King Marong and Afro Mandinko at Port Fairy

Here is an ABC Music Deli review of King Marong and Afro Mandinko at the Port Fairy music festival in April 2009

Click to read the review on the ABC website.

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